Pacha Dubai to close for good?
The future of Pacha Ibiza Dubai hangs in the balance, and the news comes just 18 months after the club opened.
Pacha Dubai is one of the city’s biggest clubs, but staff have reportedly been warned that the venue will remain closed post-Ramadan, and promoters are also waiting on news of whether they will be able to host parties there.
The Souk Madinat Jumeirah venue – formerly Trilogy – opened its doors in November 2014 after a refit. While the club pushed its early evening dinner shows, clubbers grumbled that the music policy often seemed somewhat confused. Entertainment Director Pierre Ravan later left the company.
In February 2015, Prince played a private charity gig at the venue, and in April this year Pacha played host to the Dubai Music Conference. Earlier this year, Dubai’s Back2Basics party switched from Media One Hotel to Pacha, and has since brought guest DJs like John Digweed, James Zabiela, Anthony Pappa, Hernan Cattaneo and Danny Howells to the venue.
The late Prince played a Pacha gig last year.
Back2Basics promoter Andreas Konstantinidis said that, as far as he was aware, Pacha “may continue under a different management and perhaps a different name but we still don’t have confirmation”. Another source close to the club said: “We don’t know exactly what’s going to happen.”
The Pacha Ibiza Dubai franchise is operated by Utopia, part of Viva Entertainment. Attempts to contact Utopia’s senior management went unanswered.